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Dell E1705 driver installation

by abuccino / March 15, 2008 6:01 AM PDT

I need to format my HD and do a clean install of XP. I own a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop and need to download the necessary drivers and install them in the proper order. I did this once before over a year ago and had problems. I'd like to avoid any this time so I need a little assistance.

Dell's driver downloads site is good but a little vague. There are so many different drivers in each category that I do not know which ones I need and which ones I do not need.

My service tag # is 56BJL91. All I need is help picking the right ones to download and the sequence in which they should be installed.


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First, You should NEVER disclose your sevrice tag number.
by PudgyOne / March 15, 2008 12:52 PM PDT

That is a unique number just for your computer and you. It can provide all of your information, if accessed the wrong way.


Backup the drivers you have now. Use WinDriversBackup and burn them to a disk.

Dell recommends that you kindly log on to for updated version of drivers and other downloads

Please download the drivers from these links (in this order)

Desktop System Software or Notebook System Software
Chipset or SMBus driver
Processor Driver (if applicable)
Audio (sound)
Input Drivers (keyboard/mouse)
Network Card

Disk you made in case there are drivers you have trouble finding, they should already be there.


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by abuccino / March 15, 2008 1:33 PM PDT

I contacted Dell and they gave me a list of the drivers I need and the sequence I need to install them in. I will also use your recommended freeware program.

I realize my tag number is private but all the information Dell has on file regarding me at the time of purchase has changed. All they have is my current cell phone number.


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I came across the same problem
by dalehmcalister / September 15, 2008 12:21 AM PDT
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